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Old 09-22-2014, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by wayner View Post
One of the things we could see if Sage was still alive would be a move to a 64 bit JVM which would allow more than 1 GB of memory which should have alleviated such issues. And hopefully they could have fixed the Placeshifter issues as it has never worked very well.
Sorry, but 64-bit wouldn't fix Placeshifter. As far as video encoding Placeshifter has always used an external program, a custom version of FFMpeg, to transcode video for Placeshifter playback. Not necessarily a bad thing but it's never worked right with interlaced H.264 video. Just the technology base of Placeshifter has been passed over even before Google bought SageTV.

Placeshifter uses MPEG2 video whereas newer streaming software such as Plex all use H.264. Not to mention the fact that Placeshifter is stuck in the world of SD. Placeshifter should have been updated to new tech a long time ago but was unfortunately not their priority.

Plex has filled the streaming niche for me. I'm able to access all my media through remote or local streaming as well as storing pre-converted content on my devices. Far more flexible and higher in quality than Placeshifter ever has been.
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